Sandcastle Sculpting Competition

In the summer of 2020, a Sandcastle Sculpting Competition will be held at the Sandcastle in Lappeenranta. The sculptures at the Sandcastle will be created in a sand sculpting competition, to which sculptors from countries with a flight connection or tourists coming to Lappeenranta are invited. The subject of the contest is the traditional sandcastle loved by all. Participants should sculpt the most impressive castle of their homeland as a part of the collection at the Sandcastle.

Sandcastle area is open 6 June–30 August 2020.


A concentration of diverse events as well as tourism and hiking services

The Sandcastle area will have a more versatile concentration of tourism services, with activities and events throughout the summer. There will be more equipment, play and entertainment areas and rental activities. The plans also include organising events at the Sandcastle with local children, young people and adults as performers.


In the summer, you can take a combined canoeing-floating sauna or cycling-floating sauna tour from the Sandcastle, or start riding a city bike. The stunning Saimaa Geopark sites are included in the new canoeing locations. The rental equipment includes basic hiking gear that gives tourists more opportunities to visit the archipelago and stay there overnight. Drakkar rental service points will be opened in Taipalsaari, Joutseno and Savitaipale, where you can either start your trip or end a trip that started from the Sandcastle.

The Sandcastle area is open from 6 June to 30 August 2020, daily at 10 am - 9 pm

Sandcastle Information point is open:

6 - 19 June and 1 - 30 August  daily at 10 am - 6 pm

20 - 21 June at 12 am - 4 pm

22 June - 31 July daily at 10 am - 8 pm

Satamatie 11, 53900 Lappeenranta
phone +358 40 572 2224

Start you conquer of the Lake Saimaa at Lappeenranta Harbour

The city of Lappeenranta also provides tourist information services for the Sandcastle area and you can hire bicycles, kayaks canoes, SUP-boards and a row boat at the point.

    More than three million kilos of sand is used to build the Sandcastle.
    This will be the 16th time the Sandcastle is being built.
    The street train route begins and ends here.